Here are a couple of basic ways to get some traffic to your blog....
1. blog at as many social networks as you can...
(come visit me at http://Ruthietalk.ning.com/)
2. write a newsletter (mine is firstname.lastname@example.org - just put subscribe in the heading and friends) I let you advertise for free.
3. let people advertise for free in your newsletter and invite your readers to contact each other :) (i have between 1000-2000 readers right now...I write about ways to help you get your name out there...etc...
4. start your own social network you can do that at ning... see mine (http://Ruthietalking.com/) when you do this please blog at my site so my readers can netework with you too :)
5. Just like a regular biz...put ads in the paper, make business cards, write public service announcements, posters, car sign, t shirts , etc...
6. ask all your readers to promote it... (please ...please...read my blogs at Ruthietalk.ning.com/ and at http://RuthieLive.blogspot.com
7. here is a MAJOR KEY..network with other bloggers and sacrificially help them to get their name out... blog about them...I do to help others... network ...blogging...is what I call it...if you want me to blog about you let me know :) find me at my social network.
8. Be bold...tell EVERYONE within 3 ft of you about your blog...
9. attach your blog to your email signature and to every place you sign your signature on paper.
10. Contact 3-5 bloggers a day and network and partner with them to help them get their name out and to help you get your name out there..partner with everyone! I would love to help you get your blog out there :)
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